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The Circus Age: Culture & Society Under the Big Top - Reception / Lecture

The Circus Age: Culture & Society Under the Big Top

Saturday 1st. 2pm – 4pm.  Reception & Lecture with the Author

Reservations Required: or 708-616-8671

Please welcome University of Texas Professor Janet Davis, author of “The Circus Age”.  In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate spheres for men and women, and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire.  Janet Davis teaches courses in American popular culture, and social and cultural history. Her teaching areas also explore American foreign relations, animals, American social movements, transnational American Studies, and modern South Asia.

Earlier Event: November 10
Reception with Artist Megan Williamson